Ultra Monthly Podcast: Episode 13 – Galoob Action Figure Frenzy


Marc and Jeff breakdown and review the Galoob Action Figure line based on the Ultraforce animated series, their ever growing collections, and wild speculations are confirmed! Jump on now to the conversation at ultramonthlypodcast@gmail.com

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Episode #283

 

The nerds discuss who should take over the role of Batman, the latest news from the MCU, Shadows of Brimstone, and Marc and Jeff interview Matt Dunford ahead of San Diego Comic Fest 2019! 

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Ultra Monthly Podcast: Episode 12 – A Night Man New Year


Marc and Jeff discuss all things Ultraverse including a Night Man Vol. 1 review, Matt McColm’s legendary TV Night Man, new UV developments, and your emails! Jump On Now to the conversation at ultramonthlypodcast@gmail.com

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Ultra Monthly Podcast: Episode 11 – Christmas Special


It’s an Ultraverse Christmas miracle! Marc and Jeff celebrate the Christmas season with a review of Sludge Red X-Mas, talk Christmas wish-lists, and a new Malibu Comics sourced movie headed to theaters! Jump on now to the conversation at ultramonthlypodcast@gmail.com. 

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Ultra Monthly Podcast: Episode 10 – Too Bad, Sludge


Marc, and Jeff discuss all things Ultraverse including a Sludge series review, crazy fan theories, and Night Man wins it big! Join in on the conversation at ultramonthlypodcast@gmail.com

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Episode #282


The nerds discuss and celebrate Ocarina of Time’s 20th anniversary, Jeff offers his thoughts on the passing of Stan Lee, and more!

 

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Episode #281


The nerds discuss the passing of Marvel Comics icon, Stan Lee, Rick’s farewell on The Walking Dead, the latest from the Toy Hall of Fame, and more!

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Episode #278

 

The nerds discuss Captain Marvel, Dark Phoenix, the latest from the DC cinematic universe and more! Most importantly: Get well soon, Joel!

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Episode #276


The nerds discuss Gen Con 2018 news, Venom, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and more!

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review (Spoilers)

Well fellow nerds, the last big nerd movie of 2012 is upon us. Peter Jackson and co’s return to the world of Middle-earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now out in theaters. And while it’s not the best of the series, it is still a worthy entry into the Tolkien cinematic universe.

The film opens with a prologue narrated by old Bilbo (Ian Holm reprising his role in the original trilogy). In it he recounts how the evil dragon Smaug attacked the dwarf kingdom of Erebor inside the Lonely Mountain and claimed all of its treasure as his own. As a result the dwarves who lived there are displaced, becoming homeless nomads working wherever they can to make a living. We are also introduced to the human city of Dale, which is also ravaged by Smaug’s attack as it lies just outside the gates of Erebor. Dale will come into play more in the next two films I imagine as it is not talked about again.

As Bilbo finishes his prologue we get a chance to see he and Frodo (Elijah Wood) interact. It’s kind of a superfluous scene but it acts as connective tissue to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. We are then sent back 60 years to a younger Bilbo (Martin Freeman). As he sits outside his hobbit hole smoking his pipe, Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) turns up to say hello. Their interaction is straight out of the book and wonderfully enacted by Freeman and McKellen. Gandalf leaves Bilbo flustered with his roundabout way of talking, but not before printing a strange mark on the door of his hobbit hole. Later that night as Bilbo is about to eat his dinner, dwarf after dwarf after dwarf begins to show up at his door. Before he knows it, Bilbo is hosting a meeting for 13 dwarves and a wizard. What he doesn’t know is why, but he soon finds out.

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